Five Minute Friday: Dive

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Today’s five minute Friday topic is” Dive…”

Taking a look at all the opportunities life affords us in this new year can often times be a bit overwhelming. What to do? Should I do this or that, or the other thing.

After prayerful consideration of what your hearts desire is, which by the way, when seeking is given by God, dive right in with your whole heart.

 

Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. ~Psalms 37:4

 

God will meet you there. Your sisters will stand by your side, beckoning you to continue to move forward when you spring up  from the initial dive.

Grab a hold of the horns or the altar of God and hang on in prayer as He orders your footsteps. One step at a time. Holding your hand, guiding you. He will stand beside your sailing ship and call for you to come. Trust Him with your hearts desire. Dive, and He will help you walk on water.

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‘In everything give thanks’

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

As we enter harvest time – Thanksgiving – a key unlocks a door to our hearts. A reminder. A counting of blessing. Thankfulness.

Throughout the year, we offer praise and thanksgiving, but we do not number or “count” our thanksgiving to God for His blessings. We testify, praise Him and move on.

What would our lives be like if everyday, in all things we gave thanks – consciously. Much like the Joy Dare. A gift given throughout the pages of Ann Voskamp’s purposeful search for daily joy, in her book One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are.

Scripture let’s us know thanks is the “will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

When we seek His face, with thanksgiving; peace – a calm; stillness sweeps in and over us. Answers to problems or huge heaps in front of you move. All because it is His will concerning you.

“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” Psalms 90:12

Do you count your blessings and give thanks in everything? Do you feel peace and wholeness when you offer genuine thanks unto God? Please discuss in the comments section.

 

see you around the path ~Debra

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Seeking: my will or thine Lord

The first cold snap hit our part of the world today. I was so excited when hearing temperatures were going to drop. Awaiting the day, mulling over the things I would do generated a childlike thrill within.

Today started out normal. Dressing for the occasion, humming as I walked over to check the text on my phone, things changed. The message was, well, ordinary. Several more followed. Normal. This happens all the time. Texts, phone calls, needs.

Why? Why did I let this series of ordinary occurrences change my mood. The expected outcome for ‘my’ day was changed.

Some time later, I melted into a messy puddle of tears. Tired. Weary. Worn.

It was there, in that moment, amid my despair I cried unto my Lord. Unsure of why this reaction. Unsure of why the change for ‘my’ day.

Nothing of the day was being required of me. No not this day. But another. Another yes. Another commitment. Another.

“I do not have the strength Lord.” I sobbed.

He moved upon my spirit, and a calm came. The room was electrified with His presence, yet peaceful.

Matthew 11:28 in the scriptures was quickened to my mind:

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

I. will. give. you. rest.     I. will. give. you. rest.

I lay prostrate on the floor, a teary, disheveled lump. There, in the moment realizing, it’s not about me, it’s about Him. My mind grasps it. My flesh, not so much. The heart willing, wanting to capture the importance. Lay aside my will for ‘my’ day. To hear the words of the Master. He has been calling me.

It took an ordinary occurrence to capture my attention.

Thank you Jesus. For loving me when I am unlovable. When I want my own way. For strength in You. For this day.

Do you struggle with God’s will at times? Ignore His wooing? How do you handle it.

 

see you around the path ~ Debra

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